[Digikam-users] lost a lot of information about photo rating!!!
sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl
Sat Aug 27 15:38:05 BST 2011
Op 27-08-11 16:31, Ozzy schreef:
> So npw that Samuel brought this up; what is the best way to safelu
> keep that metadata information if one is working with RAW files?
> 1. Create a jpeg loaded with all the tags, ranking, etc. from the RAW
> in lue of the sidecard?
> 2. Try to write the metadata to the RAW? (Not recommended)
> 3. Use sidecards?
> 4. Use digiKamvs database?
I use option 4, with always some fresh copies around. Not that I ever
needed them, just to be sure. A lot of things can happen not
neccecarilly related to digikam.
Not reading from or storing to pictures speeds op your work.
> I know personal preference plays a role. My question is more about
> reliability and how the program is intended to be used at this point.
> On Aug 27, 2011 8:21 AM, "Gilles Caulier" <caulier.gilles at gmail.com
> <mailto:caulier.gilles at gmail.com>> wrote:
> > 2011/8/27 sleepless <sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl
> <mailto:sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl>>:
> >> Op 27-08-11 15:51, Samuel Ronayette schreef:
> >>> Hello
> >>> I wanted to save the informations about my photos in digikam,
> >>> the
> >>> rating I give to my favorite photos (1 to 5 stars), because I had bad
> >>> experience before (lost partly theses ratings)
> >>> I went to Tool --> migrate database (sorry if its approximate
> >>> - I
> >>> use digikam in french). Th computer did many things for some time.
> Then I
> >>> had
> >>> to rebuild all the thumbnails.. then I lopst completely the rating
> I give
> >>> to
> >>> every single photo in each of my albums..... !!!!! This is
> absolutely not
> >>> what
> >>> I wanted to do!!! I can I retrieve everything?
> >> If we are not talking about raw pictures and you did previously write
> >> metadata to pictures there is a chance that it comes back by read
> >> from photo, in my opinion it schould count at least for tags, maybe
> is a
> >> rating some sort of a tag too.
> >>> And is giving a rating to my favorite photos the good way to
> manage and
> >>> sort
> >>> them? or is there another way to do?
> >> using tags gives the opportunity to far more complex management
> >>> other related question:
> >>> How can I save properly this kind of information? (information
> about which
> >>> photos are my favorite photos, the rating I give to each)
> >>> And can this information be shared with other program, like gwenview?
> >> It can maybe be done by writing metadata to photo in digikam. Maybe
> >> can read (some of) it,
> > yes, but as Gwenview author has never wanted to use libkexiv2
> > interface (it use a dedicated metadata interface based on Exiv2), it
> > will lost digiKam experience !
> >> but it will certainly not read from digikams db,
> > no it cannot. Also digiKam DB interface is not shared (and it will be
> > never shared) and it complex. At least schema is shared, but we can
> > change it between digiKam version.
> >> you going to test it, please share your experience. And using
> >> is a no go as you can read in yesterdays messages.
> > The last point is Nepomuk, but it require a nepomuk DB server in
> > background. And not all information are shared like this.
> > Gilles Caulier
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